They are as much a part of life in Spain as paella and flamenco and you see them everywhere.
Enric Bernat realised that when children ate sweets, they got themselves in a sticky mess, causing the parents grief. The solution seemed easy: put the sweet on top of a stick, and so Chupa Chups – or roughly translated, ‘Sucky Sucks’ – were born.
Today the impact of this invention can be seen throughout Spain and beyond. But though the idea has a child-like simplicity